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Arthrology of the Spine
External component of the fibrocartilage?
Most common site of nuclear herniation?
Internal component of the fibrocartilage & function?
Nucleus Polposus (Type II Collagen)
2 Ligaments of Spine?
Anterior Longitudinal Ligament
Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
What is the only ligament to limit trunk extension?
Anterior Longitudinal Ligament - ALL others limit trunk flexion
What does the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament prevent?
Posterior protrusion of nuclear material
Primary curves of spine?
Secondary curves of spine?
Accessory Ligaments of the Spine? (4)
(Lumbosacral Ligaments - iliolumbar, posterior sacroiliac, sacrospinous, & sacrotuberous)
Which ligaments are located between adjacent lamina?
Which ligaments join the tips of adjacent spinous processes? Range?
Sacrum - C7 (continues as ligamentum nuchae)
Which ligaments connect adjacent spinous processes?
Which ligaments are located between adjacent transverse processes?
(absent in cervical region)
What types of joints are Facet Joints?
Which 3 movements do the facet joints control?